Someone on here told me that fireplace ashes were good for your compost. Does that hold true for charcoal briquette ashes, too?
I don't think so Sybil, but maybe I am wrong.
NO! wood breaks down clean, charcoal briquettes often have chemicals in them and possibly lighter fluid. Don't do it.
Well, what about if you use those fire logs in your fireplace. We do use them for starters. I don't know what they're made of. I figured paraffin and ??
Natural, real wood ashes. Those Duraflame things are just as bad as the charcoal since they have some fuel for starting fires in them.
Well, POOH! I thought I'd found a new ingredient for my compost bins, although I'm very thankful to have learned the truth about them. You guys are so s-m-a-r-t!
I heard that adding fireplace ashes to your dirt can cause lots of problems, don't know about the compost pile.
ashes are like lime, and a little bit goes a long way depending on your ph...